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no longer necessary for national defense. so, that strategic entrance to this harbor was the last land that our troops and sailors and marines and soldiers would see if they departed for the pacific theater in world war ii and korea and vietnam, and also the first thing they would see upon returning back to the bay area. so, between the presidio and the head lands, we now have wonderful park lands that have been converted. we call it converting from post to park. repurposing those lands from national defense to environmental defense. and i believe it is probably the most accessful base conversion in the united states. if you haven't been to the presidio, i think you should try and make that. if you're from out of town, it's a spectacular transition there. so, these golden gate national parks that i happen to be the superintendent of has now become after 40 years the second most visited national park in our country. we get 14 million people a year that come to our parks. it has spectacular coastline, includes muir wood, alcatraz, we get to tell the stories, stories about essentially wha
) >> our speaker this morning, the former secretary of defense william perry, i first met when he was the deputy secretary of defense, and he and mrs. perry came to korea where i was the c5j5 and i was assigned to escort them around. and i had a lot of those kinds of duties while i was assigned to korea. but it was the most pleasant experience i had and i say that honestly, to get to know these two people. and he then became our secretary of defense. and many of us that have served thought that he was one of the best secretary of defenses we've ever had. he's currently a senior fellow at the hoover institute and a freeman foley institute of international studies. he is the michael and barbara bavarian professor at stanford university and serves as co-director of the nuclear risk reduction initiative and preventive defense project. please help me welcome our speaker this morning, former secretary of defense william perry. (applause) >> what a pleasure it is to be aboard this symbol of america's millery power, the uss macon island. what a pleasure it is to be among the men and women
of defense has invested significant time and resources into improving our nation's energy security. energy security is imperative to the success of today's military. which, by the way, uses 93% of the energy that's used by the federal government, which is the largest user of energy in this country. as our current chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, general dempsey, has said, without improving our energy security we are not merely standing still as a nation, we are falling behind. let's be clear. energy security is national security. and our military leadership understands this. other countries, including some of our strongest competitors, also understand this and we ignore this fact at our own peril. i saw some of the innovations that the navy has adopted earlier this year when i chaired a hearing for the energy subcommittee on water and power down in norfolk aboard the uss kersarge. the purpose was to highlight the advancements the navy continues to make in harnessing renewable energy resources. up with of those resources i saw is homegrown -- homegrown biofuels. and the navy recently
our defense budget, therefore we must maintain and would maintain a powerful navy, and that that navy would be charged with maintaining the freedom of those sea lanes. we had, of course, to be concerned as to whether there would be a challenge for that. we observed that the rise and shine has more energy needs for more energy than they can produce themselves, and to maintain the economic growth which they believe is essential. we observed that the south china sea is a potential source of energy supplies for china and that there is a contention among the nations in that region as to where the ownership and rights of access are to the south china sea. and this is conceivable that china might seek to reestablish its claim there by military coercion and that could lead them into a confrontation with the united states' desire to maintain free access. the best way of avoiding that military conflict is what we should see because the military conflict with china would be catastrophic for both nations, indeed for the whole region. so, we want to avoid that. i believe the best way of avoiding t
them in respect that we say we'll provide the offense, you provide the defense. we talk to them about hardening their structures in a defensive measure against wild land fires. a lot of it is public education, survivability, building standards, but predominately our focus is putting the onus on the land owner, putting the onus on the private property owner, we will attempt to protect your home but the days of staying and defending your home and killing our fire fighters are done. we will not stand and defend a house that has not been prepared by a land owner and die for it. we don't do that any more. that's one of our doctrinal changes and we set forth some new guidelines with that. >> thank you. >> question, mr. secretary. >> in a large scale disaster relief, where the military is called in to assist the civilian components there is an obvious issue of how you get the command and control and in particular what telecommunications is used to support that command and control. your exercising together is very critical, i think, to working out command and control but you still have a
of defense connect on line, the dco chat room. basically cal fire personnel, along with all the individual squadrons, all connected realtime able to communicate and coordinate both from the squadron and also on scene. >> well, thank you. let's go ahead and move into relationships. we had a significant discussion yesterday about relationships and again the highlighted and supervisor chiu's comments this morning. how do we ensure they are enduring past the past couple years. >> as general speese said yesterday, we are here for the long time. on the installation side which we coordinate with cal fire and the navy we have annual exercise and we hit that every springtime prior to the fire season. i think what's also, it's important to remember that although it was stressed, the military members are members of the community as well so let's not forget that as far as active duty. although we're transient in nature, sometimes we're in deployment, many of us are home owners and we live in that community. we are part of that community as well. just like the guard, we have an in
whether a free people are willing to remain steadfast in defense of an 800-year-old right that finds justice for the accused and provides restraint and limits on despotism. i hope my colleagues will today vote against limitations on the trial by jury, recognize its sanctity and recognize the importance of something that brings members from the right side of the aisle together with members of the left siel of the aisle who believe strongly in the defense of the bill of rights. thank you, mr. president. i yield back my time. a senator: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from utah. mr. lee: mr. president, i rise today to speak in favor of the feinstein-lee amendment to the national defense authorization act. at the outset i'd like to note that this amendment is the product of bipartisan discussion and collaboration on an issue that's important to all americans. i'm pleased to have been a part of that process. senator feinstein and i have worked closely together over the course of the past year to craft what we believe represents a very prudent course in protecting both ou
. majority ritter harry reid hopes the senate to work, 2013 defense program. off of the 4 u.s. ambassador susan rice meet with republican senators discussing the september attack on the consulate in benghazi, libya and she will talk with susan collins and senator bob corker. yesterday she sat down with senator mccain, gramm and ayat. senator mccain told reporters the information she gave the american people was incorrect, but a spontaneous demonstration triggered by hateful video. it was not and there was compelling evidence that the time that was certainly not the case. the house transportation and infrastructure committee is holding at hearing on amtrak's restructuring plans. the committee will hear from the inspector general and amtrak's president and representative from the united transportation union live at 10:00 eastern on our companion network c-span. [applause] >> last night secretary of state condoleezza rice and chancellor of the new york city public schools joel kline had a somewhat on education reform in washington examining america's education system and the impact on nation
. defense cuts -- defense is the largest area of total federal spending when it comes to procurement salaries and wages and was more than 3.5% of the total gdp of the states. mark is the next caller from maryland. caller: hello, how are you doing? i just wanted to make a statement. you cannot satisfy these people. people are not going to ever be satisfied. they are of the situation of who obama is and what he is representing and so forth. you are going to have republicans, you're going to have democrats and independents -- everybody is against this man. host: what do you think about the role states should play? should they have a say as congress and the white house talk about the fiscal cliff? caller: the whole thing about the matter is, the states have their own problems. they need to handle their own problems. do you know what i am saying? they need to let the president -- he is the president of the united states of america. he needs to get over saying he is not this and he is not that. host: it is also the congress that has an influence a role in this. should the states trust cong
with the local governments to plan and prepare. and we work very, very closely with defense coordinating officer as we continue to build and work our relationships with north com and the ability to integrate title 10 forces both acting in the reserve into the sole support flight. we have a strong working relationship with the coast guard and we're excited with the team to develop our relationship with the third fleet and marine corps as we mature this tactical man construct. >> thank you. we know that with humanitarian assistance and disaster response that what we learn domestically can be exported internationally and what we learn internationally we hope would be imported to our domestic programs. this morning as we listened to the medical panel and to vice admiral nathan's comments, we heard about some of the skills and expertise in the medical arena that have been learned internationally and are being brought to bear through the exchange both yesterday and today to the local scene. wondering if the panel has other examples that they could cite on where the benefits have been learned that have
then crippled in defense of paris. part of the problem with the dunkirk evacuation by the british was that they left all of their equipment in france. they had no time to take their guns, their tanks, their trucks so that when the british soldiers ended up in southern england after the evacuation, they really only had the uniforms on their backs. >> host: when did that evacuation take place? >> guest: it was late may and finished in -- >> host: late may of 1940. >> guest: -- the first couple days of june. by the 2nd of june, it was virtually over. >> host: so a couple weeks into the invasion of france, it was over? >> guest: the french, a lot of the french military felt that they had lost the battle for their country by this time. it actually went on for another several weeks because the germans had to refit their tanks and align themselves and push down toward paris. they hadn't at this point conquered paris. but the french did the best they could, but at this point the writing was certainly on the wall. france had to drop out of the war, i think it was june 22nd. so the evacuati
the department of defense is incorporating this within the catastrophe policy that was spoken about a little earlier. no. 2, he asked us to sppbld and are able to stabilize an incident within 72 hours. his mantra is think big, go big, go fast but not fast. 3, he asks us to do this within a whole community approach, not only it make sure we utilize the whole community in the response because there's much more responders past the federal-state responders. there's the public being responders and there's many others, private industry need to be in that so we try to integrate that into a whole community concept. and also to make sure when we respond we respond to take into account the whole community. not everybody looks like me and you but we need to be able to take into account and service our elderly, infants and others that may need special assistance. with that, the purpose of this working lunch is to present vied a forum to discuss lessons learned and corrective actions taken over the past decade with years of focus on dod support to civilian authority with relation to wild fires. populati
service and his sacrifice in defense of freedom, we have a responsibility to do what we can. i ask every member of this house to join me in honoring this american hero, this great american patriot, by supporting this legislation which will designate the postal facility in macomb township, michigan thearks lance corporal tan thatny a. dilisio clinton-macomb carrier annex. he was survived by his father, by his mother who recently passed away, his brothers, his sisters. we honor them for sharing this person who they loved so much with all of us. we cannot remove their sorrow for the loss of anthony but we can show them that the spire nation honors his service and sacrifice and of course the motto of the united states marine corps is semper fidelis, always faithful. faith to feel their duty, faithful to freedom and liberty, faith to feel this great nation. anthony was a true marine and was always faithful. i ask every member of the body to join me in honoring this great patriot, lance corporal anthony dilisio. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman from pennsylvania. >>
billion of that is out of national defense and $30 billion of that at the domestic discretionary -- $50 billion of that is out of national defense and $50 billion of that is domestic discretionary. will the republicans keep obama on a short leash and give him an allowance every month in return for better behavior or will they give him a debt ceiling that goes along time? what will happen? one option is looked to history. two years ago we faced exactly this situation, the 2001 2003 tax cuts all lapsed. we had a republican house coming in, and democratic senate and democratic president. why would that not the way you do? obama says i will hold my breath until i turn blue and stamp my feet. 2 years ago he said he did not want to raise taxes on small businesses because it would damage the economy. now he thinks this economy is stronger than it was two years ago and we are in better shape to take the economic hit. it is an interesting question. if you go over the tax cliff and taxes are raised dramatically, the house would have our past -- will already have passed. on the sequester, i though
for decades to come as she in turn honors the first state's legacy, and she sails the seas in defense of our nation and upholding her state's motto: freedom and liberty. and the navy motto, forever courageous. now, it's my happy privilege to introduce the sponsor of the uss delaware, dr. jill biden. [applause] >> thank you, secretary maybus, for that kind introduction. this is a very exciting day. as a proud military mom and a very delawarean, i am honored to sponsor the uss delaware. one of the best parts of serving as second lady is that i have the opportunity to meet with so many members of our military and their families. i am always inspired by their strength and resilience. no matter what challenges they face, our men and women in uniform serve with courage and distinction. of they are the reason we have the best, most powerful military in the world. l and it's our duty to make sure ha they have everything they need to stay safe and do their jobs. .. >> he follows in the footsteps of two of his grandfather's, who have also served in the navy. the navy was a memorable part of my life as
and they will be prepared to use military force in defense of those interest. i paraphrase. but we did not have robust military to provide the opportunity. but it was the step the united states took to assume security responsibilities in the gulf. the next that the west took to assume those same duties came into the iran and iraq war beginning in 1980 continuing through the '80s. and through the reagan administration, drawing upon this standard that president carter had before word projected military force in the gulf of in the refi gained of the kuwaiti tankers, putting the u.s. flag on them and using combatants to escort the ships through the gulf putting the u.s. military and harm's way. and finally, 1990 and 91 the united states engaged in desert shield and desert storm after this a dumb and asian of kuwait. after 1991 the united states never left and it has been maintaining order keep being the coal from devolving and insuring free-trade in and out through the gulf with the same missions the british had been doing in the 1800's and 1900's also appeared of american and and british hegemony separat
. it takes a whole mix of people whether it's the department of defense and even fema having roles to play in that. bob fenton, the assistant chief of fema, used to be the division chief in division 9. he is no stranger to this area, born and raised here, this is his home and so he does have a care and an interest in this community and beyond. and so with that it is hard to fill being his replacement at the regional level because not only to fill his shoes all the great work he did in this region, but also because when you see the size difference, it's a little hard to fit in there. but this this i want to introduce bob fenton, the response head for fema coming in from dc to help support this and moderate the panel. thank you. (applause). >> well, appreciate it. appreciate the opportunity to be back with friends and back in san francisco. and i appreciate the opportunity to be your lunch speaker. as i always say, lunch is one of may five most important meals of the day so thank you for that. let me introduce my panelists. here to my left, we have a great group here to talk about stor
. that is distinct from darpa where the department of defense has incentives more in line to adopt things that allow them to fight wars more easily into reconnaissance better. it is a clear path way to adoption. in many ways, it operates for superintendents are awarded not because they did or did not help students. >> it strikes me that what it is doing as much more neatly aligned them world language instruction and or six instruction or liberal arts at a higher level. it strikes me if you are to bring a fourth or fifth grader, you are only to bring them a small portion. one question for me is if we are focusing on the kinds of outcomes, how good a metric is that for capturing the value that you are adding or do we need to think differently about what we are measuring and the metrics to see whether you guys are serving kids well or not? >> i think the metric is important for a couple of reasons. we are normally tutoring for about 40 hours. >> 40 hours a week? >> 40 hours during the course of an academic year. we are targeted in our instructions. if they go through and identify 12 areas we need to wo
by the department of defense, it's now a not for profit called helmets to hard hats. and what it basically does, it identifies 60,000 american businesses and some of the trade unions. they collaborate to get together, to identify veterans who have already had extraordinary training and discipline and leadership and teamwork and it accelerates the apprenticeship program. so these individuals could be making $60,000, $70,000 a year if there was work to be had here. so it's an investment in america, it's an investment in american businesses, and it says to our returning veterans in a real sincere and genuine way, thank you for your service. mr. garamendi: you said earlier that the american society of engineers, i think that was the name, said that we have a d rating for infrastructure and that we need over $2 trillion. i don't know anybody in my district where we may have a serious flood in the next three days that says the infrastructure is adequate. they're look at those levinees and they're watching the water rise and they're saying, this isn't sufficient to protect us. so in a very real sense
's ministry of foreign affairs and we have the undersecretary of defense for policy, jim miller, and then we have the editorial director of india today, and a very big star blasters program, i enjoyed our encounter last year and expects similar feistiness, m.j. akbar. finally, we have paul madison, who is commander of the navy. thank you for joining us. when i was thinking about the title today and thinking about our panel, it occurred to me and i went online to find a chinese event is being held right now. there are no canadians, japanese, americans, on this panel. we don't have any chinese today, but we should have a lot of fun discussing strategy in asia pacific region with china, but i also want to acknowledge that that voice may not be with us today, but that could be giving us room to run. i went to china and visited with the ministry of foreign affairs and i met with their director and the finally said i cannot understand what the grand strategy is. this was about 2004. and i said, what is your grand strategy? and it was how to keep you guys distracted. [laughter] that seems to be shi
cuts on the defense side they better be willing to give up on the tax side and have tax increases. i think they are perfectly willing as it stands now to take it off the cliff and let the taxes go into effect, because if the republicans won't give them what they want on a tax rate increase for top earners they think they will get them later once people are outraged that their taxes went up. megyn: but, to not offer any spending cuts, what would be the republican incentive to agree to raising taxes on the wealthy if they don't get anything in return? >> well, the incentive would be from the president's point of view, is that everybody's taxes will go up anyway and once you get to the other side then it's much less likely that you can get a deal done that does anything to protect those folks in the small business owners, or the folks in the lower end there, the $200,000 end of the spectrum. from the democrat's point of view once -- from these democrats points of view, once you've jumped the cliff and you're on the other side it's a question of what republicans will accept. now the repu
of the u.s. defense intelligence agency has said that information and intelligence are the fire and maneuver of the 21st century, and those of you who are familiar with war fighting methods in iraq and afghanistan know how important this has become, and i'll talk more about that as i go along, but i want to read you about a passage about a raid in iraq called the sinjar raid where special operatives seized the computer equivalent of the roladex. it tracked 500 al-qaeda suicide bombers or terrorists who had filtered into iraq through syria, and the possession of this data base of 5 # 00 individuals who were recruitedded to blow themselves up or arrange for terrorist attacks was critical in the effort to take al-qaeda apart inside of iraq, and i'll read you what i wrote here in the prologue. the motherload of documents seized in what has become known as the sinjar raid illustrated the point nicely. the point made by lieutenant general flynn. in the six years after the 9/11 attacks, the u.s. military and intelligence communities representing a wide variety of agencies, large and sm
point of view. a lot of defense cuts. >> the head of the conservative caucus, 60% of most conservative guys in the house, jim jordan said the only thing worst than the sequester would be not having the savings and you saw mitch mcconnell saying we aren't ending the sequester. people are drawing lines in the sand -- let's try to cut to it. >> it has to be on c-span only then would the president have to say and boehner would say your spending cuts are what? cbs and nbc hasn't done that. and he was wandering around and if you look at the savings in this budget, $800 billion for not occupying iraq. and he cuts that as part of the savings. he counts of the savings, then you can't have the situation where republicans get why don't you raise taxes all day and no focus. once the bill is written, it needs to be online so everybody can go on their computer and read it and guys in the press can read it and talk radio can read it and citizens read it, not just congressmen or lobbyists and this is aren't obamacare and then surprise to the american people. if you do those two things you won't get a
fun of me. but there is aware of all about. >> raiders running back and his backup and defensive tackle all the clear that there will be out for sunday's game in cincinnati. alliance defense the tackle just cannot seem to stay out of trouble. he kicked this quarterback and a growing in yesterday's loss to the texans and now they have to find out whether not was intentional. he is like one of the dirtiest players of the year and do not expect the nfl to give him a break. >> 14 games and once we catch. lsu was the arkansas and he threw a 22 yd touchdown pass to jarvis and he leaves a makes the one- handed catch. take a look of this catch and he controlled it and came down and down for the touchdown. l.s.u. 120 to 13. >> . hockey fans will not be able to catch a game. the nhl season is on the brink of another round games at are wiped out. a full part of the season has been cancelled. this includes all-star game. >> people who run restaurants and hotels. >> coming up on kron 4 news weekend will will tell you what is new at the movies this holiday weekend. first let's take a live look
protection with each wash. this season, a good offense is the best defense. lysol. mission for health. >>> no rain yet. that will be here tomorrow morning. we have cloudy skies coming in. that's in advance of the system that will be here. tomorrow's system is not a huge deal. it's what's coming this behind that. that is setting the stage for what looks to be a pretty wet forecast here, especially in the north bay and santa cruz mountains by thursday into sunday. so the wind will pick up. we'll get rain tomorrow but then the stronger system comes in on thursday with another one coming in late friday into saturday. alex savidge joins us. he's in san rafael. people are already taking this serious. the north bay is expected to be hit hard. you can expect a lot of people will be coming by this san rafael fire station. people will be filling up sandbags. flood be could really be a concern for a lot of homeowners. no one wants to be caught offguard. crews right now were preparing a couple of thousand sandbags so they can be ready to go as the heavy rains move in throughout the week. these ar
the defense of marriage act and i think the first would be a very solid foundation for a supreme court ruling. it will issue some kind of result next june. the final question is the pairing question, the proposition a question. does the u.s. constitution requires states to recognize same-sex marriages? mclean suggested and i argued in 1996 that the constitution as a matter of principle does prohibit such discrimination. the question is not as the constitution prohibit it? i think that is the right answer and i believe that is the answer people will have to reach as a society at some point. the real question is, do we want the u.s. supreme court to reach that result in 2013 by taking review and ruling as broadly as judge walker ruled, or do we want the supreme court to rule more narrowly? or perhaps the best result is for the supreme court to deny the review and send it back to have the ninth circuit reaffirm its and have same-sex marriage licenses start issuing in california again. this is an issue whose outcome is inevitable, but it is not inevitable that the answer will be delivered in 2013
working on the defense authorization bill. harry reid has been talking about the brugget cuts and tax increases and here he is speaking to reporters just after the caucus lunch. it's about 10 minutes. >> we are -- we had a meeting with the four leaders up here at the white house, it went very well. the problem was that was before thanksgiving. and since that time, there has been little progress with the republic carns, which is a indictment -- republicans, which is a disappointment to me. we only have a couple of weeks to get something done. we have to get away from the happy talk and start talking about specific things. and one month taxes are set to rise for all americans. we passed in the -- we passed in the senate a piece of legislation to protect people making less than $250,000 a year. we have rejected on a bipartisan basis the republicans' efforts to extend the tax cuts for everybody. those are the two majors we have dealt with on the senate floor. if we fail to reach an agreement, the average middle-class family will see their taxes go up by 2,200 a year. as i have indicated,
by the defense department responding to a freedom of information act washdog. a few days earlier that strike dog asked do i need any special religious ceremonial preparations. after bin laden's buried at sea, an admiral describes the scene. tradition traditional procedures for islamic burial was followed. the deceased body was washed then placed in a white sheet then a military officer read prepared religious remarks which were translated into arabic. tipped up whereupon the deceased body slid into the sea. according to e-mails, there aren't many witnesses. in response to the question, any sailors watch the burial, burial, no sailors watched. and another says only a small group of the leadership was informed. less than a dozen total. and another indication of the secrecy of that part of the mission, an e-mail from a top admiral to joint chiefs chairman michael mullen, the paucity of documentary evidence in our possession is a reflection of the emphasis placed upon operational security. later on may 2nd, the deputy commander of that fleet tells the commander of his carrier group "thank you and yo
to the veterans administration, go to the department of defense, and you'll find dozens of web sites that tell you how to get in touch with veterans, how to run a job fair, or how to look for a particular skill sets in an individual you need for your organization. sometimes you are going to have to do more than just check the skill set out and hire somebody. what's he did when he was 17 or 1819 dust out of high school, they may pick up a lot of things in the army that they did not come in with a particular skill, so we might have to have a program that builds on that early education and gives them the training they need for the job you have for dumping. not just expect them to walk through the door with everything that you need. you may have to provide training, mentoring, and other kinds of support group activities for these and people. >> how do we use this experience that we are all now much more aware of to establish a template? if we ever go to war again, and this type of issue probably would be even more critical, given the changing nature of the economy and the global economy, do we require
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